Talent and workforce evolution


What is Talent and workforce evolution at AstraZeneca?

Company efforts to foster a life-long learning organisation, form the best teams, facilitate agile ways of working, upskill and reskill current employees, and engage and prepare all employees for digitalisation and automation. 



Our approach

We strive to provide the work environment and opportunities our 75,600 employees need to thrive. We work to instil in our employees the confidence to challenge convention and explore new possibilities. We invest in our workforce through professional and technical training, and we enhance this through leadership, mentorship and job-rotation programmes. Our People strategy focuses on: 

  • Life-long learning — We recognise that to thrive in a complex and ever-changing world, it is imperative for us to unlock the potential in every one of our employees. We provide a variety of learning experiences to support employees at different stages of their journey at AstraZeneca
  • Upskilling in critical capabilities — We identify and prioritise critical capabilities across our organisation that are needed to drive our company strategy and meet the challenges of the future
  • Enterprise leadership and talent — We believe every employee has potential. We focus on identifying succession candidates for critical roles and capabilities, and accelerating readiness and career development for all employees

Our focus on Inclusion and diversity weaves through these efforts. 



Our key targets and progress



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Our stories


Global platform makes learning more accessible
Transforming performance development
New learning experiences

Internal peer-to-peer recognition platform
Developing our talent pipeline through STEM


Learn more about Talent and workforce evolution in our Sustainability Report.